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FunkMySoul’s only purpose is to spread Soul, Funk, R’& ‘B, Jazz/Funk, Soul/Jazz and related from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, almost exclusively from the original vinyl.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a collection of the most important artists and albums of these genres, a musical encyclopaedia if you will.

Our Passion

We hope that this passion can unify us all in our utmost respect for the purveyors of the music we love so much. Enjoy it and Bless you all Brothers and Sisters.

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Latest Albums

with reviews

Aretha Franklin – 1971 – Live at the Fillmore West

In the Loving Memory of the Queen 47 years ago today, the Queen of Soul released the second live album of her career, delivering a performance which demonstrated the diversity of her repertoire and the power of her voice…as if the latter was ever in…

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The Five Stairsteps – 1967 – The Five Stairsteps

A landmark album of sweet soul, recorded by this youthful group that included a 13 year old Kenny Burke! The kids were brought together by their parents Clarence and Betty Burke, but it was Curtis Mayfield who really gave them a push – as he…

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Ramsey Lewis ‎- 1974 – Sun Goddess

Pianist Ramsey Lewis first came to fame as the purveyor of swinging soul-jazz in the mid-’60s, but like a lot of musicians he underwent some major changes by the end of that decade. Sun Goddess (1974), Lewis’ biggest success of the decade, is miles away from the finger-snapping supper club…

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Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – ‎1967 – Make It Happen

Make It Happen is a 1967 album by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles. It featured ballads such as the hit singles “The Love I Saw in You Was Just a Mirage” and “More Love“, as well as the up-tempo “The Tears of a Clown” co-written…

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The Soul Children – 1972 – Genesis

With over a dozen soul and R&B hits to their credit, it is a shame The Soul Children aren’t more better remembered for their contributions.  These last two records for the original Stax label are quality, top-notch soul ,but at this point the Stax label…

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Jackie Wilson – 1976 – Nobody But You

Produced by Carl Davis and Sonny Sanders, Nobody but You was Jackie Wilson’s final and possibly his finest album. Originally issued in late 1976, it was recorded in Detroit and had top-notch arrangements by Sanders and David Van De Pitte. One charting single was the wise and exuberant “Don’t Burn No Bridges”…

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Karma – 1976 – Celebration

Karma sounding like a cross between Earth, Wind & Fire and the Crusaders and was an interesting but underexposed 1970s soul/funk band that sometimes detoured into jazz fusion and quiet storm. Karma, formed in Los Angeles in 1974, wasn’t a full-time project for its members, who included saxophonist Ernie Watts, trombonist George…

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Stanley Turrentine – 1968 – Common Touch

A really great later Blue Note session from Stanley Turrentine, a small combo set that’s almost a return to the format of earlier years! The group’s a strong one and features Shirley Scott on organ, Jimmy Ponder on guitar, and Idris Muhammad on drums playing…

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Latest Albums

without reviews

Moment Of Truth – 1977 – Moment Of Truth

Despite the fact this is a Salsoul album, it is not Disco, but an uptempo Soul concept album, as described by its lyrics writer, Reid Whitelaw: “Moment of Truth is an album about the desire for love”.  Music and arrangements are by Norman Bergen. Both…

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Blair – 1978 – Nightlife

Late 70s Disco / Jazz / Funk / Soul Fusion, whatever you want to call it, from original Blackbyrds guitarist Barney “Blair” Perry.  Perry was only with the group for their first two albums penning their hit “Walking in Rhythm”.  By 1978, he released this…

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Joe Simon – 1969 – The Chokin’ Kind

There’s something about Joe Simon’s rich, burnished voice that sounds as smooth as a glass of 12-year-old bourbon, and feels just as appropriate on a sad and lonely day. In some respects, Joe Simoncould be called the Roy Orbison of soul music, there’s a naturally sorrowful tone in Simon’s voice…

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Irma Thomas – 1966 – Take A Look

The “Take a Look” album is probably better sequenced and selected than her first album, and weirdly, a bunch of Irma’s best performances of the era didn’t make it to either of these albums back then (four great songs weren’t released at all until 1992)….

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Brother To Brother – 1976 – Let Your Mind Be Free

A pretty decent funk effort, though it’s actually the lush ‘n’ dreamy ballad “Visions” that I’d rate as the stand out track here. But yeah, stuff like “Let Your Mind Be Free“, “Chance With You” and the joyful “Groovy Day” recall a sorta stripped down,…

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The Independents – 1972 – The First Time We Met

Probably the biggest album by this Chicago soul group, and the one that yielded up their big hit “The First Time We Met“. The set’s got some excellent Chicago arrangements by Tom Tom, and a good bunch of tracks that includes all original material, like…

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Alicia Myers – 1981 – Alicia

The former lead singer with the R&B/dance music group One Way, Detroit-born Alicia Myers had a total of four albums released on MCA Records between 1981-84, experiencing varying degrees success with each. Produced by songwriter and One Way bass player Kevin McCord and multi-instrumentalist Al…

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Maxine Brown – 1968 – Out of Sight

A later set from singer Maxine Brown – recorded a few years after her better-known sides for Wand in the 60s, but a totally great set with an even deeper soul feel! Arrangements and production are by Mike Terry, of Funk Brothers fame – and…

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Shout Box

(Wednesday, Aug 15. 2018 07:43 PM)
Thank you Soulmaster 🙂
(Wednesday, Aug 15. 2018 07:57 PM)
Greg Perry’s … One For The Road (75), Smokin’ (77) and a 12” from 1984 … all @ 320kbs
(Thursday, Aug 16. 2018 04:26 PM)
For s13 – Thank you !
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(Thursday, Aug 16. 2018 07:33 PM)
Aretha Franklin RIP
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(Friday, Aug 17. 2018 12:52 AM)
RIP to The Queen
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